Lake sturgeon live all over the North American continent — from the Hudson Bay to the Mississippi River. This is the oldest and largest fish of all species found in the Great Lakes.
A rare species of lake sturgeon was caught in the American Kansas River. It was just the 16th known catch of the fish in Kansas in more than 25 years, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Department. This is reported on the department's Facebook page.
“I knew right away that I had hooked a special fish,” explained fisherman Kevin Zierjacks. “I never thought I would see one of these dinosaurs, let alone to hold it in my hands. I will definitely remember this catch for the rest of my life.”
The fisherman took a picture with this fish and then released it into the water.